Jocelyne Santos

Born in: 1952

France

Biography

1967-1973- Studied at the National Superior School of Applied Arts of Paris.
Obtained her degree in textile design.
Worked for several years as a textile designer in the studio Sorensen Hjort in Paris.

1979- Started working as a professor at the National Superior School of Applied Arts Olivier de Serres in the textile design studio.

1984- Started an indepent career as an illustrator for publishing and press (profession she still practices).

1989- Feeling the desire to express something more intimate and to have more freedom, she begins painting in parallel and following a course at the ADAC in Paris in the pâte de verre (glass paste) and fusing workshop of Jean-Claude and Patricia Yann. After having followed this formation, She kept a preference for translucent materials, and light-reflecting.

1995- Desiring to find peace and to be surrounded by nature, she decided to leave Paris and settled in Burgundy.

1999- Made her first outdoor installation at the Castle Quincerot's park.

2002- Received the Jules Raeymakers Award of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and Fine Arts in Brussels for all of her work.

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